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Our Mission

The mission of CASANYS is to broadly support and develop local volunteer advocacy on behalf of the best interest of abused and neglected children.

CASANYS is the State Association of a network of affiliate programs whose trained volunteers are appointed by Family Court judges to advocate for the best interest of children in cases of abuse and neglect.

Legislation for CASA has gone to the Governor!

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs in New York call for the full support of their legislation, as it would directly assist family court efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of children.

The bill has passed in the Senate (S2059A) and the  Assembly (A1050A)! 

Both bills are the same. The legislation is on the Governor's desk. We have until September 29, 2018 for him to sign the legislation.

The bills  provide statutory and legislative recognition of CASA, a volunteer based program that, for the past 36 years, has provided substantive advocacy for abused and neglected children in the family courts throughout New York State. They would codify Court Rules established in 2006 that set forth the requirements for CASA program certification and Office of Court Administration funding, and define the role of the CASA volunteer in “providing thorough information about the health, safety, well-being and permanency plans of children and their families to the court, the parties and law guardian…”[1] The signing of this legislation by Governor Cuomo would further establish the Legislature’s support for CASA, and strengthen CASA’s ability to provide needed help for our most vulnerable children in our family courts and foster care system. 

Support  CASA  by telling Governor Cuomo to sign the legislation.  Go to www.governor.ny.gov and send an email message or call the Governor at 1-518-474-1041 and press 1 to leave a message.  Tell him or email him that you support CASA and ask him to sign the CASA legislation!



[1] Court Appointed Special Advocates Programs, 44 USC §§ 44.1 et seq (2009).

How You Can Help...

Locally and Statewide

These local programs, operating in 29 New York State counties, recruit, train and supervise over 600 volunteers advocating for children in the Family Court and child welfare systems.

Through public awareness activities, program evaluation, training and technical assistance, information and funding support, CASANYS helps children who have been abused and neglected reach better outcomes.

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